Lower EUC Risk with Automated Controls

CIMCON XLAudit 4.8: Combines RCSA with Error Diagnostics Directly within Excel

Posted by Leslie Miller on Sep 14, 2017 9:09:00 AM


CIMCON XLAudit 4.8 enables self-attestation right from Excel making it easier for those in the line of business to fulfill their EUC Risk Management obligations.  

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Topics: Spreadsheet accuracy, Risk Assessment

5 Steps to More Effective Spreadsheet & EUC Controls

Posted by Leslie Miller on Aug 24, 2017 9:25:00 AM


Everyone knows spreadsheets and other EUCs are risky. Although EUC risk is very real, it’s become routine and it’s readily accepted.  It shouldn’t be!  Learn 5 Steps to Stronger Spreadsheet & EUC Controls. 

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Topics: Spreadsheet Controls, EUC Controls

Spreadsheet Risk: Data Governance or Information Governance?  3 Tips to Reduce Your Risk

Posted by CIMCON Software on Aug 10, 2017 11:37:00 AM


Is data governance or information governance responsible for managing spreadsheet and other EUC risks? Does IT own it or the line of business?  The short answer is: both IT and the line of business have accountability. Here are 3 tips to cooperate and reduce these risks. 

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Topics: Manage Excel Risk, Reduce EUC Risk, Data & Information Governance

Storing Your Spreadsheets on Box?  How to Better Manage Your EUC Risk.

Posted by CIMCON Software on Jul 25, 2017 9:29:00 AM


When it comes to ensuring accuracy and minimizing risks of your most sensitive & critical information within the EUCs stored on Box, you’ll want to complement Box’s IT security with a layer of risk management protection that goes deeper, into the EUC files, to better mitigate your operational risks.  

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Topics: Spreadsheet Errors, cloud, Manage Excel Risk

Spreadsheet Errors: “Past History is No Guarantee of Future Performance”

Posted by CIMCON Software on Jul 6, 2017 1:46:23 PM


Spreadsheet gurus are often the important caretakers of an organization’s most sensitive information. If so, then this phrase probably gives you some pause.  Just because you haven’t yet experienced a spreadsheet “horror story” doesn’t mean that there is not one lurking in your future.  

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Topics: Spreadsheet Errors, XL Audit

Real-World Spreadsheet Errors - A Rare Analysis

Posted by CIMCON Software on Jun 15, 2017 12:44:00 PM


No company is eager to hand out its spreadsheets for public analysis. However, a treasure trove of spreadsheets was made available that allows a new analysis of spreadsheet use by corporations.

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Home Depot Website Offers Building Supplies -- and Private Consumer Data

Posted by CIMCON Software on May 31, 2017 9:04:00 AM


 Why did Home Depot accidentally just post private customer info on their website? The answer may surprise you.

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President Trump's Spreadsheet Woes

Posted by CIMCON Software on May 25, 2017 11:46:21 AM


The President's military budget was just leaked... on a spreadsheet.

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Topics: Insider

Banks Facing Increased Data Breaches

Posted by CIMCON Software on May 9, 2017 2:49:54 PM

Banks have faced an over 900% increase in data breaches, and the reason why requires a major shift in thinking on how to address data security!

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Topics: Insider

Top 3 Reasons to Keep Using Excel

Posted by CIMCON Software on Apr 27, 2017 9:46:00 AM

There are numerous, well-publicized incidents of financial reporting errors and data breaches associated with the use of spreadsheets. These and other risks have led many to call for doing away with spreadsheets entirely. But before you go changing critical business processes that aren’t really broken, consider these 3 reasons why keeping your spreadsheets makes good business sense.

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Topics: Insider

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